Report: Auriemma Set to Return 9/6/13
Geno Auriemma (aw-ree-EH'-muh) is reportedly set to return as coach of the U.S. women's basketball team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that the decision will be discussed today at a USA Basketball news conference in Connecticut. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the appointment of the Connecticut coach has not been announced.
Auriemma will be the first repeat coach for the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team, which has won a gold medal at the past five games. Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee) decided in May he would return to coach the men a third time.
Auriemma's team cruised through the 2012 London Games, winning by an average of 34 points, including an 86-50 rout of France for the title.